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Michael E. Peters is a Shareholder in the firm’s Municipal, Land Use and Zoning and Litigation practice groups.
Mr. Peters has represented clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development matters and zoning appeals, including conditional use and variance applications and substantive and procedural validity challenges. He has represented municipalities in zoning matters, ordinance drafting, and responding to right-to-know requests. Mr. Peters has litigated cases on behalf of private and municipal clients before courts of common pleas, as well as the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in matters of land development, zoning, municipal law, and statutory interpretation.
Mr. Peters serves as the Solicitor of Conshohocken, New Britain and East Greenville Boroughs.
Mr. Peters serves as General Counsel to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors' Association and frequently advises the association's members on matters relating to real estate tax collection.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peters worked as a paralegal in the Philadelphia office of one of the largest law firms in the United States.
Mr. Peters is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association and the Real Estate Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association.
Mr. Peters is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in New Jersey.
Mr. Peters earned his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C, where he was a Notes Editor for The George Washington International Law Review. He was a Research Assistant for Professor Naomi Cahn at the George Washington University Law School, and was a Contributor to a report released by The George Washington University in March 2012, Gender Equality in Employment: Policies and Practices in Switzerland and the United States. In the report, Mr. Peters authored, or co-authored, comparisons between the Swiss and American workplaces regarding issues including part-time work, childcare and school policies.
He earned his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Psychology with highest distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Peters served as a Law Clerk for the Organized Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section in the United States Attorney’s Office and for the Civil Fraud Division of the United States Department of Justice, both in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Mr. Peters is an avid outdoorsman and currently resides in Doylestown Township with his wife, two daughters, and two rescue dogs.